Public Schedule
Washington, DC
October 26, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 26, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

12:00:00 a.m. to 11:59:59 p.m.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Celebrates Her Birthday.
(DOESN’T GET MORE CLOSED PRESS THAN THIS)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks on the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership, at the Center for American Progress.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns officiates a Swearing-In Ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to Mauritius and the Seychelles Shari Villarosa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Tom Shannon, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a video conference with Embassy Baghdad.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Norman Eisen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman delivers opening remarks at an event for the Washington Diplomatic Corps, hosted by Assistant Secretary Brimmer, to discuss the U.S. candidacy for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Urrutia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats and Under Secretary Otero host an Ambassadorial Roundtable on Wildlife Trafficking, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

2:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers opening remarks at the National Model UN DC Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO


9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Otero and Under Secretary Hormats host an Ambassadorial Roundtable on Wildlife Trafficking, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with USAID’s Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg, at USAID
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller participates in meetings at the UNGA First Committee and conducts related consultations, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton delivers remarks to students in the Civilian Security Tradecraft course, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer hosts a briefing for the Washington Diplomatic Corps on the U.S. candidacy for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel to Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea through October 27. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman delivers remarks on nonproliferation at the Commonwealth Club, in San Francisco, California.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

1:00 p.m
. Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers keynote remarks at the 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer is on foreign travel to Kampala, Uganda to meet with Ugandan government officials, journalists, and students. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel in Paris, France through October 26 to lead the U.S. delegation to the 3rd U.S.-France Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology and to participate in bilateral meetings with senior French government officials and UNESCO regarding the environment, oceans, and science and technology cooperation, and education. Please click here for more information.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones leads the second day of the U.S.-France Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology, in Paris, France.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Assistant Director General and Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Wendy Watson-Wright to discuss oceans-related issues, in Paris, France.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Counselor to the President of France for Research and Higher Education Jean-Yves Mérindol, in Paris, France.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Advisor to the President of France for Environmental Negotiations Marie Hélène Aubert and the Advisor to the President of France for Environment Patrick Vieu, in Paris, France.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall is on foreign travel in Burma to participate with senior officials from The Asia Foundation in a book donation ceremony for its Books for Asia program. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner participates in an event for the Washington Diplomatic Corps, hosted by Assistant Secretary Brimmer, to discuss the U.S. candidacy for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner hosts an NGO Roundtable on Burma, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel to Kenya and South Sudan. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro delivers remarks to the Atlantic Council on U.S. efforts to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa, at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, Commander of the 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, and Commander, Air Forces Southern, U.S. Southern Command, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock meets with honorees, members and delegates of the 50th International Achievement Summit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Paris, France through October 25 to meet with counterparts and participate in consultations on counterterrorism initiatives in west Africa.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

12:15 p.m. Ambassador CdeBaca delivers the keynote address at the ABA Criminal Justice Section/International Society for Reform of Criminal Law Annual Fall Institute, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND U.S. GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

5:15 p.m. Ambassador Goosby participates in a panel discussion on global health with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Ambassador Mark Dybul, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The panel is in conjunction with an awards ceremony honoring Ambassador Dybul for his outstanding service and lifetime achievement in support of humanitarian causes.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE STEPHEN RAPP, OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Ambassador Rapp participates in a conference on Supporting Complementarity at the National Level, in New York City.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER

Ambassador Verveer travels to Glendale, Arizona to deliver the commencement speech for the Haitian graduates of the third and final component of the Department of State-Goldman Sachs “10,000 Women” Entrepreneurship Partnership, at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on travel in New York City through October 26 to attend the 2012 Business for Social Responsibility Conference and meet with high-level private sector representatives to discuss global partnership opportunities. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

4:00 p.m. Special Representative speaks with Hakan Tasci, Executive Director of the Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON).
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel in Tbilisi, Georgia; Paris, France; New Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad, India through October 30. In Tbilisi she accepts an Honorary Doctorate at the International Black Sea University. In Paris she participates in a Women in Public Service Project symposium titled “Women’s Leadership: Public Service and Global Health.” In New Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad she does youth and civil society outreach and attends TEDX India.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

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